Mayor's New Appointment For Fire Commissioner Has Some Groups Speaking OutSome groups are questioning why the mayor needed to go outside of the fire department to find a capable leader.
New Deal, New Cooperation For Nutter Administration And Firefighters UnionIt was a remarkable scene Friday at City Hall, as Mayor Nutter and the firefighters union -- who have battled in court and in the press for years -- stood together in announcing a new arbitration contract award for the firefighters.
Philadelphia Court Backs City Hall in Dispute Over Rescinded Fire PromotionsThe fourteen firefighters were promoted this past spring, under an order from Common Pleas Court judge Leon Tucker, but last week a Commonwealth court tossed out that ruling and ordered Tucker to dismiss the case.
Philadelphia Firefighters' Union Official Irate Over Rescinded PromotionsAt issue is whether the fire commissioner is required to fill budgeted vacancies with firefighters who pass the promotion exam, as the union contends, or whether he can pick and choose.
Nutter Suddenly Drops Fight Against Firefighters' 2009 Pay RaisesAt a City Hall news conference, the mayor said increased tax revenues now give the city a greater ability to afford the contract award, so his administration has dropped its appeal in Commonwealth Court.
One Cycling Team Will Have Firefighters in Mind During Sunday's RaceThe elite team will be riding in memory of firefighters who died in the line of duty and to raise awareness about firefighter health issues.
Amid Persistent Contract Standoff, Philadelphia Firefighters' Union Votes New HeadBattalion chief Joseph Schulle won the seat of president in a decisive election victory over the incumbent, Bill Gault, who has held the post since July 2009.
Philadelphia Unions Urging Nutter to Abandon Firefighter Contract AppealsYou're not fighting the police award, local labor leaders were asking Mayor Nutter today, so why are you continuing to fight the firefighters' arbitration award?
Schedule Changes Draw Mixed Reaction Among Philly FirefightersThe fire commissioner issued a memo this week informing firefighters and Local 22 officials of his intention to alter the firefighters' shifts as of mid-October.
Philadelphia Firefighters' Union Files Unfair Labor Practice Against CityFirefighters Local 22 is asking the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board to force the Nutter administration to turn over internal documents about last April's fatal fire in Kensington.
Firefighters Union: Photos Show No Collapse Zone Around Fatal Kensington Warehouse FireThe city has said a collapse zone was established at the site of the fatal fire, but at a City Hall news conference on Thursday, leaders of Firefighters Local 22 said their photographs indicate otherwise.